With his eyes darting about in his head, this way and that, the Royal Chamberlain looked downrightreptilian. His habit of licking his lips only added to the illusion. Placing his long staff of office under an arm, he rubbed his hands together as he spoke.
“Her Majesty has safely delivered of a girl child,” he exclaimed triumphantly. He bowed lowly to the applause of the assembled guests of King GarGar and Queen Pirouette. Pounding the bottom of his staff on the marble floor in order to capture the attention of all, he shouted, “Praise God! It is a glorious day for the Kingdom! The child shall be named Pirouette the Younger!”